UN warns on peace mission threat
The head of the UN observers in Syria says the growing violence is derailing their mission and could prompt the unarmed force to pull out.
The observer mission is the only functioning part of an international peace plan that Kofi Annan brokered two months ago. Western powers have pinned their hopes on the plan.
There is little support for military intervention, and several rounds of sanctions have done little to stop the bloodshed.
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